Replace your Ensoniq EPS 16-Plus, ASR-10, or ASR-X floppy drive with a SCSI2SD unit, ArtMix, or ZipDrive, using the Internal Cable Kit. No more FLOPPIES, no more WAITING for loading, no more LUGGING around extra pieces of equipment.
It's easy to install - takes most users about 1/2 hour to an hour. The Internal SCSI Cable Kit comes with all the custom cables and instructions.
If you choose to include a SCSI2SD with the Kit, it comes with a 3.5" standard floppy drive-sized tray so you can replace your floppy with the SCSI2SD.
- Requires SCSI Interface to be already installed; click here for places to acquire the ASR-10 or 16-PLUS SCSI interface kit. (For ASR-X, try eBay.)
- If you plan to use this with a ZipDrive, please be aware that the 16-Plus with an Ensoniq-made SCSI Kit (the SP-1 or SP-2) may not be compatible. Click here for more information.
- The only functional drawback of an Internal Drive is that without the floppy drive, you cannot format the SCSI Drive from the Ensoniq itself. The OS is setup so when you boot off the SCSI unit, the FORMAT SCSI DRIVE function does not show. It was supposed to be some type of safety feature.
Workarounds include: finding an Ensoniq to format many disks at once, so you have them onhand. Or, if you have a ZipDrive on your computer (it doesn't have to be SCSI), you can download Chicken System's Translator Free program from their web site and format the ZipDisk to Ensoniq format on that.
- The Internal SCSI Cable Kit works on all ASR-X models, all ASR-10/88 models, and on all EPS 16-Plus's. However, if you choose to use a ZipDrive on a 16-PLUS keyboard, the depth of some units is not enough to accommodate the slightly longer ZipDrive. Here are the dimensions if you'd like to check:
- Width: 4.00 inches
- Height: 1.00 inches
- Depth: 6.50 inches
Download the EPS/ASR Internal Cable Kit instructions here; it refers to ZipDrives but it also applies to the SCSI2SD or other units.
Download the ASR-X Internal Cable Kit instructions here; it refers to ZipDrives but it also applies to the SCSI2SD or other units.
This was formerly referred to - since 1996 - the Internal ZipDrive Kit. We recommend using SCSI2SD instead of ZipDrives currently.